Nikki’s Club Vet Story

I started an internship for school here at Oakview Vet in the spring of 2014. After many school hours spent absorbing information from everyone here, I approached management to let them know if they were hiring I would be interested. It just so happened that a kennel team member was leaving to further their education and a spot was available, so I applied right away. I was hired the day before my birthday, talk about a gift that keeps on giving!

Nikki intern - Oakview Vet Plover Stevens Point WI
Nikki performing a dental cleaning during her internship

Through kennels I got to know a lot of the clients here and the pets they love. One of my favorite things was being able to send updates to the owners while pets were with us. I always sent messages from the dog; a response I will never forget was an owner who was surprised that his pet could “text” but struggled with rolling over at home. We really do look forward to responses that owners send us.

I quickly learned the routine in the treatment area, where the technicians and assistants work and was able to spend some of my time restraining animals for vaccines and appointments. I graduated with my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in May of 2016 and became certified as a Technician in December of 2016.

Nikki Finn - Oakview Vet Plover Stevens Point WI
Nikki and her dog Finn

I now spend my days leading the kennel team, working as a technician, managing our computer software and working on whatever projects come my way. I am looking into earning a secondary degree in Imaging, but that will be on the horizon for the future. I am thankful I get to come to work each day enjoying what I do, the people and pet’s I meet, and the team I work with.

written by Nikki Getzloff, CVT and Club Vet Lead

Nikki CVT - Oakview Vet Stevens Point Plover WI


Nikki started working at Oakview in July of 2014 and we are so very glad she did. She brings a smile to work everyday.
Nikki shares her life with her son, canine friend Finn and her horse Bristol.
Her interests include horseback riding and trap shooting.

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Nikki started working at Oakview in July of 2014 after applying for a position while interning. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science in 2016 and became certified as a technician shortly after graduation. She has a special interest in Imaging as well as shelter medicine.
Nikki shares her life with her son Eli, 2 cats Scout and Shamrock, a chinchilla named Pickachu, a dog named Finn and her horse Bristol. Outside of work she enjoys providing a foster home for pets with the local humane societies, leading her son's cub scout den, kayaking, camping, riding her horse and overall enjoying the outdoors.

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